Changes to the NJFLA Effective June 30, 2019
Currently, employers with 50 or more employees are subject to the NJFLA and must provide up to twelve weeks of job-protected leave to eligible employees to care for family members and newborns. As of June 30, 2019, employers with 30 or more employees will be required to provide employees with job-protected leave under the NJFLA.  

In addition the law immediately expands the definitions of “child" and “parent” to include parent-child relationships established through foster care or pursuant to a written agreement between a parent and a gestational carrier. Leave taken for the birth, placement in foster care, or adoption of a child may now be taken on an intermittent basis. 

Also effective immediately, the legislation expands “family member” to include parent-in-law, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, domestic partner, or any other individual related by blood to the employee and any other individual with whom the employee shows has a close association (the equivalent of a family relationship).
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